Because of the Hype: Lip Products

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As a reader of blogs, I'm sure that you can relate to the title of this post. Sometimes a crazy urge to buy a product comes over us without any knowledge of it besides the fact that so-and-so talked about it and loved it. This is my little collection of products that I'm most likely not going to be able to resist because of the rave-reviews and people I fangirl over talking about them.

1. Maybelline Colour Elixirs
When it comes to these one name comes to mind: Estée. I am not even a gloss person, and after swatching these in store they are most definitely glossy, but something about the way she spoke about the Colour Elixir's has convinced me I will love them regardless of logic. SOS! A definite "bloggers made me do it" moment in the making.

2. L'Oréal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Colours
Once again, an ultra glossy formulation that for some reason I think I will love (even though I probably won't - sob!). Everything about these is beautiful from the packaging to the colours and they are definitely something I would love to try regardless. They seem as though they'd be in the same arena as the Colour Elixirs, so I'll definitely be trying those out first!

3. Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet
I have almost bought a very particular colour from this collection multiple times, but after gushing over the swatch I promptly realise that it is out of stock! It's been a source of heartbreak for the past few weeks now, and this wouldn't be on my list if it wasn't so elusive (it would be in my makeup bag!). The colour I am talking about is 07-Nude-Is. It is the most stunning mauvey-pink toned colour I have ever seen and I need it in my life. Aside from how perfect the colour is, when I swatched it on my hand it took a shower and makeup remover to get off - amazing!

4. Maybelline Colour Sensational Stripped Nudes
I saw Lisa Eldridge use one of these on then gift to Alexa Chung. Enough said. Plus, the fact that I'm terrified of very flesh-toned looking nudes and there are so many in this collection I'm bound to find my perfect shade. Maybelline is one of my favourite drug-store brands and I've yet to be disappointed.

5. Revlon ColourBurst Lacquer Balms
I've tried the original and the matte formulations and adore them both, but for some reason I've stayed away from the lacquer balms. Lately I've seen these on a few people and have loved the look of them, I just didn't see them to be as long wearing at the matte formulation which is probably why I avoided them. I really, really want to give these ago, especially the bright pinks!

These are my potential and highly probable blogger-induced splurges of the moment, what are yours? Have you tried any of these and do you think they are worth the hype?
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  1. The only thing I've tried from this list is the Lacquer balms! I only have one color, but I prefer the matte and balm stains! Everything else is on my must-try list though, for the exact same reasons...other bloggers!!

  2. Oooh I love this! A short list that keeps it all together for my next drugstore shopping trip! I've heard great things about the elixir too! Thx for sharing!


    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  3. I love the lacquer balms. I would love to try out the elixirs too!

  4. No problem! Happy shopping.


  5. Other bloggers are my enablers!

  6. what a great read :)

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  7. Nice post.Such a nice read!

    Keep in touch xx

  8. Thank you! I'll check your blog out now! x

  9. Love the last product. Want to try it for such a long time.

  10. Every other formulation hasn't disappointed, so hopefully they don't either!